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February 22, 2021

Kurds
The Kurds’ Quest for Independence

The Kurds are one of the world’s largest peoples without a state, making up sizable minorities in Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. Their century-old quest for independence is marked by marginalization …

December 23, 2020

China
U.S. Relations With China

Since 1949, U.S.-China relations have evolved from tense standoffs to a complex mix of intensifying diplomacy, growing international rivalry, and increasingly intertwined economies.

November 19, 2020

Afghanistan War
The U.S. War in Afghanistan

The Taliban insurgency remains resilient nearly two decades after U.S.-led forces toppled its regime in what led to the United States’ longest war.

November 4, 2020

India
U.S.-India Relations

Since India’s independence, ties with the United States have weathered Cold War–era distrust and estrangement over India’s nuclear program. Relations have warmed in recent years and cooperation has s…

August 4, 2020

Middle East and North Africa
U.S. Relations With Iran, 1953–2020

Onetime allies, the United States and Iran have seen tensions escalate repeatedly in the four decades since the Islamic Revolution.

April 14, 2020

Climate Change
UN Climate Talks

Since 1992, when the United Nations recognized climate change as a serious issue, negotiations among countries have produced notable accords, including the Kyoto Protocol and Paris Agreement. But lea…

March 25, 2020

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Major Epidemics of the Modern Era

For more than a century, countries have wrestled with how to improve international cooperation in the face of major outbreaks of infectious diseases. A pandemic of a new coronavirus that originated i…

November 12, 2019

Ukraine
Ukraine’s Post-Independence Struggles

Ukraine has been dogged by corruption scandals, economic mismanagement, and Russian interference since it achieved independence in 1991. At the same time, it has cultivated relations with the United …

July 2, 2019

North Korea
North Korean Nuclear Negotiations

Trump's unprecedented summit with Kim has opened an uncertain chapter in the long, mistrustful history of nuclear negotiations with North Korea.

April 27, 2017

Energy and Environment
Oil Dependence and U.S. Foreign Policy

The United States' dependence on oil has long influenced its foreign policy. This timeline traces the story of U.S. oil development.